Le Spice Merchant
Le Spice Merchant
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Le Spice Merchant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lespicemerchant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01920468383
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Open for lunch and dinner Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian, Indian, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: AR RIPON & GOPAL SAKOTA
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Le Spice Merchant prides itself on being able to host outside catering for every imaginable dining and banqueting occasion in the greatest comfort and style. Our highly experienced banqueting team will meet all your needs, combining effortless hospitality with the highest professional standards and meticulous attention to detail. Whatever the scale or the purpose of the event whether its a small intimate sit down dinner or a grand galas of hundreds we can provide everything you need to make your event o
  • Entertainment: Regular Live Events are held at Le spice merchant.
    Frank Sinatra Tribute
    Elvis Night.
    We regularly have theme nights and food festivals.
    Michael Jackson tribute
    These are a few live events we do spread across the year.
  • Special Events: Please look out for our special events page on our web site. www.lespicemerchant.co.uk
    view our wordpress and blogspot to find forthcoming events and festivals.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Thank you for choosing Le Spice Merchant. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: Parking is free at the Kibes lane car park after 18:30. The car park is less than a minute walk from the premises.
A word from Le Spice Merchant
Le Spice Merchant in Ware is an innovative Indian Restaurant serving all authentic Indian and Pan Asian cuisine.
Our food is our benchmark. It is probably one of the best Indian Restaurants in Hertfordshire.
The Quest of Le spice merchant is to give our patrons an Authentic Indian Experience.
The team at Le spice merchant is a unique combination of skills, professionalism and culinary knowledge. Managers and chefs have wealth of experience in top class restaurants and a 5 Star Hotel management in the UK and India.
Le spice merchant provides a unique dining conception combining sophisticated ambiance & authentic flavors laced with influences from the Indian sub-continent, South East Asia, Portuguese & oriental Far East presented in a style inspired by the European flair classic culinary simplicity.
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Le Spice Merchant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • A hidden foodies treasure
    k8GW
    Dined on 23/8/2012
    A hidden foodies treasure in Ware, the standard of cuisine is always excellent particularly for those who are prepared to venture away from the traditional masala/vindaloo etc... The proprietors often suggest off menu seasonal dishes which can be exceptional. The courtyard garden is lovely.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food served by friendly staff
    DJL63
    Dined on 27/7/2012
    .. made for another good evening at the Spice Merchant
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Food at Great Prices
    WineNdiner
    Dined on 19/7/2012
    This was my second time eating at Le Spice Merchant; the first time we came on a Saturday night and hadn't booked - as a result, we were told to order quickly and got the feeling we ought to eat just as fast! In fairness, the restaurant was packed, which is always a good sign. This time, on a Thursday evening, we had booked, and of course the place was nearly empty! As a result, the staff were much friendlier, and gave us excellent recommendations, even offering to tone down the spice level of one of their incredible lamb dishes. The food arrived promptly, and was absolutely delicious. I am quite picky about my Indian food, having tasted some of the best, and Le Spice Merchant lived up to my expectations, more so on the second visit. Great!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening out.
    RAB1
    Dined on 23/6/2012
    Not our our first visit to Le Spice Merchant. It was a busy Saturday evening, but the service and food were both as good as ever. My curried lamb shank was absolutely delicious and the menu is much more varied than many Indian restaurants. With the food discount, the meal was also very good value for money. We will no doubt return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday treat
    DeniseN
    Dined on 16/6/2012
    Had a lovely meal as always at Le Spice Merchant and have since been again in July for my daughters birthday and they looked after us beautifully with balloons and table decorations etc. Love the place
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    romance, child friendly, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    peterofware
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    I would strongly recommend this very popular restaurant if you are visiting Ware (we live locally and have used it many times). The menu is much more diverse than the average "curry house" with a lot of authentic dishes, and the quality of the food is always good to excellent. They have recently redecorated, the ambience is modern and service good and attentive. Recommend the dining room at the back if you want a quiet dining experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    Murphy85
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    Will Definitely be returning to this restaurant. Fantastic food and great service. Overall was a lovely experience.
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    romance, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place. quick service. needs
    deeps
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    nice place. quick service. needs some punjabi touch. too bengali.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • Imran and his attentive but
    AJMT
    Dined on 25/4/2012
    Imran and his attentive but unobtrusive staff served us a wonderful meal, chosen by Imran for us. Everything was delicious and nothing was left! The lamb shank dish in particular was gorgeous; the meat just FELL off the bone and was was delicately spiced. I'd also recommned the caulifower dish that he recommended; unexpected and delicious.
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  • Dined at Le Spice Merchant
    diver999
    Dined on 25/4/2012
    Dined at Le Spice Merchant mid week with a points redemption meal. Service was very good. Food fairly tasty and enough. Maybe not a large portion as it was a set meal which is normally approx £7 each off the menu. Not the best curry I've had but not the worst.
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  • Our meal at Le Spice Merchant
    tomrday
    Dined on 24/4/2012
    Our meal at Le Spice Merchant in Ware was great! I booked it as it was the only place local to me that would allow me to use my TopTable reward points. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by both the service and food provided. Munim was a very helpful host - nothing was too much trouble - and the food was absolutely delicious! With the money saved from my free meal it was fantastic value too! I shall definitely return; with or without reward points!
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  • My dinner companion and I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 19/4/2012
    My dinner companion and I allowed the manager/owner? to recommend dishes as my companion - an American - did not want overly spicy food. The recommendations were excellent, particularly the starter dishes, which were undoubtedly the highlight of the whole meal. For the main dish my companion had the lamb shank with a mildly spiced sauce which was lovely, but my lamb dish could have done with more lamb and a little less chilli, but overall it had a nice flavour. The accompaniments to the main dishes were excellent. I will definitely return but choose my own dishes next time, not that there was anything wrong with the recommendations. My companion also very much enjoyed her meal. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience indeed.
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  • Excellent service and food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 13/4/2012
    Excellent service and food. Been before, and will be going again. Very disappoints!
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  • Le Spice Merchant was a great
    Beka
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    Le Spice Merchant was a great meal out with my husband! Nice atmosphere in the resturant with lovely food. Great location in Ware town! Would definately go back.
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  • Le Spice merchant Ware. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Le Spice merchant Ware. We dined here on the toptable reward menu. As usual nothing can be faulted, a very enjoyable experience in every way.
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  • The quality of the food at
    foodie
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    The quality of the food at Le Spice Merchant in Ware is very good. The only negative was that the portions of the starters and side dishes are not very large.
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  • Another good evening at Le
    k8GW
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    Another good evening at Le Spice Ware, with excellent 'off menu' suggestions, and good service - this restaurant continues to be a culinary jewel.
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  • We have just moved to Ware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 23/3/2012
    We have just moved to Ware and tried out our local curry house for the first time. Food was great although service was very slow given they were not that busy. Portions not huge but perfectly sufficient and very tasty. We have since been back for take away and are very pleased this is our local.
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  • Hi, we really enjoyed eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 22/3/2012
    Hi, we really enjoyed eating at the Spice Merchant in Ware, they were extremely friendly and accommodating when we brought our 3 year old for a dinner date. Our second visit but certainly not our last :) Julia
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  • I booked a free meal with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 18/3/2012
    I booked a free meal with my toptable vouchers at Le Spice Merchant in Ware, and 30% off food for three members of my family. The meal was still expensive, and the house wine (ordered by the glass) was completely watered down - to serve this to anyone is a huge insult to their intelligence. It was more water than wine! The food was ok, but not that great, and clearly they were trying to make their money back on giving us a free meal and discounts by giving us water for wine!
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  • This was our first visit to
    LittleLiz
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    This was our first visit to Le Spice merchant restaurant in Ware and hopefully it won't be our last. Other reviewers had been happy with the food and the service and the restaurant lived up to these expectations. I redeemed my free meal points and chose from a special menu. The 3 choices of starter and main course were tasty and more than adequate for my smaller appetite. My husband chose from the vast main menu and found everything tasty and not over spiced.
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  • Curry with a twist.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Always a favorite with me and my friends. We're never disappointed with the food, service is polite and efficient. Would highly recommend.
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  • Food excellent...best Indian
    DandA
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Food excellent...best Indian we have eaten outside India. Staff very friendly.
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  • Vegetarian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Have been there several times, and every time the service and food are really good. We took my husbands brothers this time, one of which was a vegetarian, and they both said it was the best Indian meal they had had.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The Spice Merchant is much
    greedypiggies
    Dined on 19/2/2012
    The Spice Merchant is much better than most Indian restaurants we've been to before,it has a wide range of dishes not usually found. Food was very tasty,service friendly and good value for money. Definately recommend this restaurant.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A superb dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 18/2/2012
    The dining experience at Le Spice Merchant was as good as I have had anywhere else. The manager and staff go out of their way to ensure your dining experience is flawless. I have eaten at Le Spice Merchant five times and every time it has been superb. I live in London but it is well worth the trouble to travel to Ware to eat there. Le Spice Merchant have a way of delivering Indian food in a very contemporary way, the food is mostly traditional, but with an infusion of fusion!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • We are regulars at Le Spice
    peterofware
    Dined on 18/2/2012
    We are regulars at Le Spice Merchant, Ware and have been very rarely disappointed. The restaurant recently redecorated its main dining room and has revamped its menu, which is interesting and varied - much more so than a typical curry house. One of the best places to eat in the area!
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  • Never fails to deliver. If
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 15/2/2012
    Never fails to deliver. If Indian food is your desire then I believe there is no other place with in the locality. The food is the best I've ever tasted in this genre. I must add that in my opinion it's the best I've ever tasted. Great job Spice Master, 5stars 
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  • This was one of the best,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    This was one of the best, if not the best, Indian meals I have tasted!
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  • Le spice merchant is a tasty
    catdea
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Le spice merchant is a tasty indan i will return to
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  • Le Spice Merchant has recently
    SlinkycherubsVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Le Spice Merchant has recently been refurbished so looks very swish. Attentive service and I enjoyed the well presented food.
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  • Le Spice Merchant, Ware. 2nd
    Range78
    Dined on 4/2/2012
    Le Spice Merchant, Ware. 2nd visit to this ''Curry House'' and once again we were not disappointed. Made our own selections this time, without the help of the Head Waiter. I always felt though, that had I been potentially been making a mistake of choice, he would have advised me. Even clearing up my mess between courses, (which is always a nice touch) especially when you're ''messy'' eater like me. (according to my girlfriend anyway). If you are a curry lover, you have to visit.
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  • We had a delicious meal at
    swishdish
    Dined on 1/2/2012
    We had a delicious meal at the Spice Merchant in Ware on Wednesday evening. The menu offered a good choice and the service was excellent. The restaurant was clean and attractive so we plan to go again
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  • The food at Le Spice Restaurant
    samantha
    Dined on 29/1/2012
    The food at Le Spice Restaurant was fantastic, however there had been some sort of glitch with my booking, resulting in the manager shouting over to me as we left the restaurant questioning our payment, in front of other customers, which was embarrassing. They also added quite a high compulsory service charge
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  • We had a lovely authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 25/1/2012
    We had a lovely authentic meal at Le Spice Merchant and not only was it tasty but exceptionally good value as it was redeemed on toptable points.
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  • All at the table at Le Spice
    k8GW
    Dined on 16/1/2012
    All at the table at Le Spice last night agreed that the food was superb - once again the comment 'better than the West End' was justified. Lovely meal, freshly cooked and TT deal is fantastic value, cannot be beaten. Chicken with apricots a recommendation. So good we ordered a takeaway for tonight... really looking forward to it !!
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  • Excellent food and service.
    Naren
    Dined on 15/1/2012
    Excellent food and service. A local Gem..The lamb and Chicken starters were outstanding
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  • Le Spice Merchant was a tasteful
    Beka
    Dined on 13/1/2012
    Le Spice Merchant was a tasteful and lovely evening in Ware town! Would recommend if you enjoy an indian!
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  • One of the best Indian restaurants
    peterofware
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    One of the best Indian restaurants in Hertfordshire - it has an interesting and varied menu (recently revamped) with a mixture of traditional favourites and more unusual dishes that you won't find in the average curry house. The atmosphere is upscale and good service. The only down side was the slightly frenetic Bollywood music played a little too loud!
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  • This was a superb meal. Each
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 31/12/2011
    This was a superb meal. Each dish was not a bog standard Indian dish, but so much more. Presentation was great, taste and quality brilliant. I had the lamb shank which simply fell off the bone and together with the spices was delicious. The corriander rice that was recommended to accompany this was perfect. The bindi bhaji was not slimy like you can so often find in UK indian restaurants. Additional dishes were provided on the house unexpectedly for us to try too.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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